Kathmandu: Over 184,000 people have died and around 2.6 million have been infected globally due to COVID-19 as of Thursday.
The invisible deadly virus is causing death rate of 5000 to 6000 people every day on average around the world.
The US reported over 47,000 deaths with epicenter in New York and recorded confirmed cases soaring to 839,675 according to John Hopkins University.
Italy reported 25,085 deaths followed by Spain’s death toll estimated at 21,717 while France has recorded 21,340 deaths due to the contagion. UK’s death toll mounted to 18,100 while Germany reported 5,279 deaths.
Switzerland has 1509 deaths and Portugal reported 785 deaths and Austria has recorded 510 deaths, while Denmark witnessed 384 death records due to the deadly contagion. Australia reported 74 deaths.
In Asia, China has 4,632 deaths and Japan reported 299 deaths, Russia 513 and South Korea 238 due to this pathogen, while, Iran has death toll of 5,391 people.
Similarly, Malaysia has reported 93 deaths while Philippines recorded 446 deaths and Indonesia recorded deaths of 635 people so far. Thailand has recorded deaths of 49 people while Singapore has reported the death of 12 people.
In the SAARC region India reported 681 deaths while Pakistan reported death toll of 212 people. Bangladesh reported 120 deaths while Srilanka has witnessed deaths of 7 people.
Nepal has 45 confirmed cases of which 7 persons have already recovered from the epidemic. Maldives has 86 positive cases of which 16 cases recovered. Bhutan reported 5 positive cases of which two persons have recovered.
In Africa, Algeria reported 402 deaths and South Africa reported 65 deaths.
Saudi Arabia reported 114 deaths, Qatar-10, UAE-52, and Kuwait has 13 death toll while Bahrain reported 7 deaths due to the COVID-19.
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